November 12, 2007

Anthem of a Generation?

Posted in music tagged , , , at 10:19 am by Katelyn

No doubt you’ve heard the popular song by John Mayer “Waiting on the World to Change.”  I happen to think this is a great song with great lyrics, as all John Mayer’s are in my opinion.  I recently heard a radio announcer refer to this song as John Mayer’s anthem and that got me thinking about the message it holds. 

Do you think this could be the anthem of our generation – causing us to look forward to a time when we will have the power to change things and make them right?  Or does it paint us as a generation not willing to take initiative and try to change things even when the odds are against us?   

Here are the lyrics.  Let me know what you think…

~DC

Waiting on the World to Change by John Mayer

Me and all my friends are so misunderstood

They say we stand for nothing and there’s no way we ever could

Now we see everything that’s going on with the world and those who lead it

We just feel like we don’t have the means to rise above and beat it

So we keep waiting, waiting on the world to change

It’s hard to beat the system when we’re standing at a distance

So we keep waiting, waiting on the world to change

No if we had the power to bring our neighbors home from war

They would have never missed a Christmas – no more ribbons on their door

And when you trust your television, what you get is what you got

Cause when they own the information, they can bend it all they want

That’s why we’re waiting, waiting on the world to change

We keep on waiting, waiting on the world to change

It’s not that we don’t care, we just know that the fight ain’t fair

So we keep on waiting, waiting on the world to change

One day our generation is gonna rule the population

So we keep on waiting, waiting on the world to change…

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